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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Canis Major and Pyxis.
[Latin puppis, stern, poop, of unknown origin.]
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n, Latin genitive Puppis
(Astronomy) a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Vela and Canis Major, a section of which is crossed by the Milky Way
[Latin: the ship, the poop of a ship]
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|Noun||1.||Puppis - a constellation in the southern hemisphere between Vela and Canis Major that shaped like the stern of a boat|
Argo - formerly a large constellation in the southern hemisphere between Canis Major and the Southern Cross; now divided into Carina and Pyxis and Puppis and Vela
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